I understand the need for a good bargain — but when Lucas told me he planned to dominate the all-you-can-eat pancakes at The Old Spanish Sugar Mill in DeLeon Springs, Florida, I knew we might be in for trouble.
The day started innocently enough…I went for a long bike ride, hoping to burn off some calories and make room for the smorgasbord. Then, we joined our friends Jim and Jackie, along with 2-year-old E, for a short car ride up to the springs. We unpacked and hit the water.
It actually felt like we hit it, too, since it was a frigid 70-something degrees. I stuck it out for about 5 minutes before getting out and retreating to my towel. BRRRR.
Lucas and Jim were braver, getting some snorkel masks out for adventuring.
There was about an hour wait for the restaurant, so we put our names in and figured we’d have some time to kill in the water, but after only about 20 minutes, this:
Rain! Buckets and buckets of it! We did our best to hide under the cover of trees, until finally we heard our names called and we took shelter in the mill. Then, it was time to take action on the all-you-can-eat spread.
First choice? Regular or 5-grain batter. You can probably guess which one I chose.
From there, we were shown how to turn on the in-table griddle, and instructed to pour as many pancakes as we’d like. We also got some toppings to drop in, including blueberries, chocolate chips and applesauce. So, this:
It was a very cool experience, and since I’d just heard rave reviews about TOSM from Jane and Michael Stern, I was very glad to get to try it for myself.
Of course, as soon as we finished eating, the rain started back up, so we called it a day — a very good one! Lucas spent the rest of the night clutching his stomach, lamenting his lack of self-control, but I have to say…he did dominate that bad boy.
If you could add anything to your pancakes — what would it be? (Me: blueberries, chocolate chips, peanut butter and maple syrup. maybe some bananas nom nom nom)